How to Avoid Sharing Your Timber Floors With Hungry Beetles


Timber flooring can make any home look beautiful, and your visitors will certainly appreciate this beauty. Having said that, you don't want to share the beauty with just anyone (or anything). There are a number of bugs and beetles who might not appreciate the look of your timber flooring but who will certainly appreciate the taste. How can you tell if you have a beetle problem in your timber flooring? And how can you banish those beetles?

24 August 2016

How to Restore Your Classic Car's Original Voice


Owning vintage cars is one of life's great pleasures. There's nothing like the feeling of engaging the throttle of a 1960s Maserati Sebring or an Aston Martin DB5. Then there's the elegant appearance and class that iconic vintage cars possess. But along with the sensation of speed and the aesthetics of classic cars, there's another experience that motoring connoisseurs understand --the beautiful purr and rising growl of a perfectly tuned engine.

22 August 2016

Tips for coping with the aftermath of a flood


Dealing with the repercussions of a severe flood can be extremely difficult, both from a personal and a financial perspective. The damage that this natural disaster can cause to a property takes a great deal of time, money and energy to repair. If you own a home in an area which is prone to flooding, read on for some advice on how to cope with this type of situation. Take safety precautions 

8 July 2016

Winter proofing an older house


As the cold weather approaches, it's a good idea to do some home maintenance, particularly if you have an older house. Preventative maintenance can stop rain and cold air coming in the house, leading to lower repair bills and lower heating costs this winter. Here are some jobs you should consider doing.  Check the sealant around the windows The sealant that helps keep the glass firmly in place in the window frame in wooden framed windows can become stiff and crack off over time.

31 May 2016

Repair or replacement | 3 warning signs that your timber sash windows need attention


With sash windows, knowing the right time to replace them is not that easy. Wear and damage normally develop unseen, so you really need to pay attention to these windows. Once you spot damage, you need to know whether it can be fixed or not, and this is one of the most difficult decisions homeowners face. Damaged windows mean that your home is not properly insulated, and in the end, it may cost you a great deal.

17 May 2016

How to maintain your leather upholstery


Leather is a luxurious material that can be used for many different things. One of the most common uses for leather in people's homes is as upholstery. The issue with leather upholstery is that it's problematic to maintain, as it's a sensitive material that needs to be treated exactly right in order to stay in good shape without miscolouring or breaking. In order to maintain your leather upholstery properly and increase its lifespan, there are a few things you should think about.

31 March 2016

Understanding The 3 Stages of Floor Sanding


Floor sanding is the process of removing the wooden floor's top layer by scraping it with abrasive materials, i.e. sand paper. In case you need your floor to be re-done to restore the shiny and smooth appearance, then you have to hire a professional floor expert who uses the latest dust-free scraping machines that are can of restoring your existing wooden floor surface back to its unspoiled look. The floor sanding process involves three processes, namely preparation, sanding and coating.

10 March 2016